DGAA bLAWg

Using Rumble Strips to Prevent Crossover Accidents

Web Admin - Thursday, September 25, 2014

rumble strips safety, Deer Park traffic accident lawyerIt is a common experience for drivers heading home, especially late at night, only to veer slightly out of the lane and be jolted awake by the rumble strips guarding the center of the road. These concrete ridges, originally invented in Illinois in the 1950s, serve a valuable purpose in preventing crossover accidents. Crossover accidents are some of the most dangerous types of traffic accidents and they occur when drivers, either careless or distracted, swerve out of their lane and into oncoming traffic, resulting in a powerful, head-on collision with another car.

What Crossover Accidents Are

Crossover accidents occur when a car leaves its lane, crossing over the median and into traffic heading the other direction, resulting in a front-end collision. The physics behind these sorts of crashes makes them some of the deadliest types of accidents. The issue is one of speed. In a single car crash or even a crash into the side of another car, most of the accident's force comes from the one car's forward motion. This is not true in crossover accidents because the two cars are heading in opposite directions, so their forces both contribute to the accident. By way of example, two cars colliding in a crossover accident, each traveling 60 miles per hour, would have the same force as a single car crashing into a wall at 120 miles per hour. These sorts of violent collisions can lead to all sorts of severe injuries including whiplash, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and in many cases, even death.

How Rumble Strips Help

Rumble strips can be instrumental in preventing these sorts of accidents. They function as an early warning system, alerting drivers to the fact that they are leaving their lane and are about to veer dangerously into oncoming traffic. In fact, a study from the Kansas Department of Transportation and the University of Kansas reports that these sorts of safety device can reduce crossover accidents by as much as 21 percent.

There may be some circumstances in which the absence of these sorts of rumble strips can give rise to a claim against the municipality for failing to properly design or maintain the road. Although such claims are difficult to bring, there are scenarios in which a poorly designed road, such as one lacking in centerline rumble strips, could lead to a traffic accident for which the victims would have a right to recover.

If you or one of your loved ones has recently been injured in a crossover accident or some other type of crash, contact an experienced Illinois traffic accident attorney today. Our firm's team of dedicated professionals protects the rights of clients in towns across the northwest suburbs, including in Deer Park, Arlington Heights, and Crystal Lake.

About the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


Recent Posts


Tags

Illinois law denied insurance claims Schaumburg insurance lawyers personal injury law firm trucking accidents senior citizens ACA Deer Park employment law attorney Des Plaines claims law firm Inverness corporate attorney drunk driving Deer Park real estate law firm boating DUI Arlington Heights lawyer car accident lawyer personal injury claims marijuana crimes attorney digital information Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney drugs Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney manufacturing fiduciary rule delay driving Buffalo Grove employment lawyer elder law Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer compensatory time income distribution deducation digital assets medical malpractice mortgage Illinois speeding lawyer Illinois construction accident attorney license reinstatement Chicago biking tips Illinois insurance disputes caretaker rights Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers Barrington personal injury attorney Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers Illinois pedestrian accident attorney employment law, Illinois employment laws real estate attorney traffic laws personal injury lawyer vacation home Forcible Entry criminal defense Schaumburg car accident attorney Schaumburg employment attorney brain injury DUI penalities Illinois job attorney workers compensation benefits drug crimes Palatine insurance lawyer Mount Prospect real estate lawyer pay when paid contract loopholes license revocation Chicago estate planning Illinois driving without license Long Grove estate planning attorney Illinois probate lawyer employee discrimination bad faith insurance claims breathalyzer test health insurance dispute car crash liability claims rent to own real estate contracts Schaumburg Illinois insurance attorney social media after death Rolling Meadows criminal attorney dynasty trusts spinal cord injury Illinois LLC creation Illinois rollover accident lawyers whistleblower protections Des Plaines personal injury lawyer drug possession liability Palatine law firm dealing with problem employees blood alcohol content Schaumburg corporate attorney cell phone Illinois trusts attorney Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers slip and fall accidents Illinois bicycle safety sole proprietorship Crystal Lake pet attorney commercial leases Arlington Heights tax lawyer Des Plaines civil attorney internet Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer drunk driving statistics Illinois wills and trusts Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers low-ball insurance settlement construction contracts Schaumburg personal injury attorney Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm bicycle accidents Buffalo Grove probate lawyer trusts Buffalo Grove real estate attorney employment lawyer federal regulations for LLCs insurance claim denial owner responsibility Illinois jet ski accident lawyer employee rights problem employees Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys employment contract traffic accidents privacy laws Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission new real estate form clemency workers comp filing a medical malpractice claim personal injury Illinois personal injury attorney Illinois traffic attorney insurance negligence wrongful death pregnant women Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Kenilworth estate planning attorneys personal injury claim DMV Illinois lawyer Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Illinois medical malpractice lawyers Schaumburg criminal attorney advance healthcare directive natural gas estate tax preventing accidents modern family estate planning Barrington attorney Palatine traffic lawyer Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer overtime pay liens marijuana Des Plaines personal injury lawyers nursing home negligence estate planning lawyer privacy healthcare Inverness personal injury attorney construction accidents Des Plaines collections attorney institutional trustee Arlington Heights TBI attorney Palatine employment lawyer Schaumburg traffic lawyer workers compensation investment property Inverness real estate lawyer Illinois employment law attorneys car crash injuries Schaumburg elder law lawyer business litigation Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Illinois wills and trusts attorneys DUI attorney Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer Illinois workplace discrimination attorney fiduciary rule Illinois employment law firm civil rights violation real estate lawyer landlord tenant law Schaumburg civil litigation attorney Des Plaines real estate attorney Arlington Heights injury attorney caregiver drug crimes lawyer digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Rolling Meadows traffic attorney workplace sexual harassment Long Grove estate planning loss of consortium Illinois real estate IRA benefits DGAA Illinois real estate lawyer traffic crimes job lawyers Arlington Heights car crash attorneys automated cars Illinois red light cameras breach of contract living wills involuntary manslaughter Palatine punch death estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, corporate law Des Plaines pet law attorney Illinois Probate Act of 1975 Illinois personal injury Illinois employee rights attorney. South Barrington real estate attorney Long Grove estate planning attorneys Crystal Lake law firm Arlington Heights accident attorney home inspection lawyer Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys eluding a police officer Schaumburg Attorney Palatine corporate law attorneys employee misclassification Illinois medical malpractice claim hiring employees Palatine construction attorney Affordable Care Act pizza emoji icy parking lots startup company traffic violations car accident Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents Super Mario trust payments School Visitation Rights Act estate planning for college students Illinois employment lawyer consent to a search Crystal Lake traffic lawyer fatal car accidents Crystal Lake employment lawyer real estate zoning Illinois workers compensation lawyer BUI Long Grove real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Illinois mortgages Illinois employment attorneys residential real estate Schaumburg criminal law attorney irrevocable trust construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation guardianship attorney Chicago will attorney TBI blended families medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers insurance claims auto accidents minimum wage Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute controlled substance Exclusions ken apicella life insurance lawyer expungement Rolling Meadows tax attorney gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Schaumburg estate attorney Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer field sobriety test Legal Info Palatine trusts lawyer Barrington medical malpractice lawyers Rolling Meadows business lawyer forming a corporation in Illinois South Barrington real estate lawyer Palatine civil litigation lawyer Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Illinois Human Rights Act insurance agents denied insurance claim federal crimes Chicago estate planning lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers Illinois traffic accident lawyer estate attorney accidental death benefits real estate closing reckless homicide Class A misdemeanor Liquor Control Act Inverness traffic law firm Chicago employment attorney operating agreements Illinois insurance claims lawyers Illinois estate planning law firm living trust benefits insurance denial appeals premises liability Illinois employment laws healthcare claims deed transfer boating accidents Barrington business law firm insurance dispute attorney Joliet general practice lawyers real estate Illinois attorney Chicago corporate attorney Palatine drug lawyer Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers DNR ObamaCare Inverness real estate attorney Arlington Heights car accident lawyer FMLA pet bites rollover accidents Illinois traffic attorneys trench injuries Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney small business wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace Crystal Lake insurance lawyer Illinois will lawyer comp time Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer Inverness probate lawyer Illinois workers compensation attorney pet law hit and run accident Transfer on Death Instrument Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer car accidents Palatine elder law attorney Illinois medical malpractice attorney insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Inverness injury lawyer Illinois corporate lawyer Home Remodeling Repair Act Illinois estate planning Illinois living will probate claims process unpaid assessment Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys Deer Park medical malpractice attorney probate lawyer IRS Illinois collections attorney college kids traffic violations defense Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney commercial real estate Chicago trucking accident attorney traumatic brain injury Illinois small business surgical mistakes Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer Mt Prospect Attorney FSLA Barrington employment law attorney murder power of attorney cell phone accidents Policy Cancellation Inverness accident lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers bicycle dooring accidents fault based insurance Arlington Heights estate planning attorney medical malpractice compensation head on collisions life insurance anesthesia errors estate planning attorney Deer Park traffic lawyer medication errors real estate attorneys medical research Illinois registered agent homestead rights personal injury attorney Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers special needs trust Palatine estate planning lawyer probate fees gift taxes insurance attorney car accident lawyers Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Illinois criminal defense attorney independent contractor right to work probate claims traffic deaths Palatine employment law lawyer capital gains tax Illinois elder law attorney comparative negligence Barrington real estate lawyer Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Inverness civil lawyer deadly crashes defective products lawyer truck collisions condo association Inverness elder law lawyer probate CAM Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer no contest clauses Crystal Lake employment attorney holiday statistics products liability insurance claim denials Schaumburg employment law attorneys Palatine probate lawyer natural gas explosion estate planning trusts Barrington employment law firm Thanksgiving Des Plaines criminal attorney Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer power of attorney for healthcare unauthorized overtime medical malpractice claims Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney insurance denials trustee Inverness DUI lawyer underinsured motorist living trust vs will Colin Gilbert license Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer foreclosure Des Plaines real estate lawyer civil litigation attorney Colin H. Gilbert landlord product liability Illinois Smoke Detector Act Arlington Heights employment law attorneys personal injury accidents dram shop law Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer wage theft hands free device distracted driving accidents Deer Park accident attorney insurance dispute Palatine Attorney Des Plaines Illinois boating accident lawyer Arlington Heights insurance attorney cell phone tower data Kenilworth estate planning attorney contracts dog bites Crystal Lake injury attorney insurance adjusters Barrington civil litigation attorney Barrington estate planning lawyer Des Plaines DUI attorney pain and suffering Buffalo Grove injury lawyer rumble strips Chicago car accident lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer Barrington personal injury lawyer Schaumburg real estate lawyer Barrington litigation attorney insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer POA Rolling Meadows Attorney work unions Des Plaines insurance attorney Barrington injury attorney first degree murder Palatine injury attorney Illinois personal injury lawyers pedestrian accidents Arlington Heights traffic attorney Rolling Meadows insurance attorney estate plan Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Schaumburg wrongful death attorney wills and trusts food poisoning Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney Illinois defective products attorney Illinois civil litigation lawyer sexual images Illinois Trust Code Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Barrington drug crime attorney Des Plaines injury law firm Illinois business law atorneys Crystal Lake employment law attorney digital evidence distracted driving accident victims Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer Family Medical Leave Act Des Plaines personal injury attorney paid sick leave Buffalo Grove law firm Landlord Tenant Ordinance employment law changes to mortgage law rollover car crashes Palatine criminal defense lawyer Illinois medical malpractice case appealing an insurance claim Mount Prospect elder law attorney Employment Discrimination Law underfunded trust Crystal Lake business law attorneys Barrington workers compensation attorney Palatine personal injury lawyer Arlington Heights Attorney Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys real estate leasing Rolling Meadows real estate attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer probate process pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality BAIID insurance claim dispute attorney child safety swimming pools condo GM ignition switches golf accidents Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act back injuries Crystal Lake will lawyer Home Sale Contingencies Schaumburg personal injury lawyers elder abuse Barrington criminal lawyer Long Grove real estate attorney real estate contract meal breaks Arlington Heights trucking lawyer wills Illinois home inspection Kenilworth estate planning lawyer suspended license Des Plaines accident attorney unfunded trust commercial leasing foreclosed rental property criminal record life insurance policy BAC criminal law insurance claim delay Chicago traffic lawyer Attorney Ken Apicella llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association Deer Park personal injury lawyer insurance disputes Crystal Lake personal injury attorney DUI defense Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer financial advisors Whistleblower Claims mass shooting Illinois employment law attorney Barrington boating accident attorney texting and driving agent crossover accidents Riverwoods estate planning lawyer Jay Andrew life insurance claims Inverness insurance attorney Rolling Meadows employment attorney Schaumburg injury lawyer insurance agent negligence IRELA pedestrian-automobile accident Illinois DUI attorney Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Illinois workplace lawyer Illinois pet lawyer Schaumburg probate attorney creditors Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer employment attorney LLCs Illinois estate planning attorney drug crime vacation home fines estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers jet ski attorney fees Palatine business attorney Illinois insurance lawyer bike accident Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney Crystal Lake car accident attorney jet ski accidents Schaumburg personal injury lawyer Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Schaumburg estate planning attorney Deer Park traffic accident attorney criminal Arlington Heights employment attorney speeding Crystal Lake traffic attorney DUI Chicago insurance law firm Palatine civil attorney Illinois Sales Representative Act insurance claim dispute Barrington Traffic Lawyer trauma after an accident boating under the influence digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers Illinois insurance claim attorney Chicago employment lawyer living trust car crashes pedestrian accident Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Palatine real estate lawyer Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Arlington Heights criminal lawyer Detainer Actions Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer estate planning Illinois injury lawyer Illinois traffic ticket lawyer Fair Labor Standards Act Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys uninsured motorist traumatic brain injuries defective products Schaumburg drug defense lawyer preventable medical errors Des Plaines drug lawyer Barrington criminal defense lawyer Illinois business lawyer Illinois personal injury lawyer installment contracts traffic tickets car collision Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer PTSD denial of life insurance tax attorney Crystal Lake accident attorney Des Plaines tax law firm Illinois trucking safety rest breaks murder charges IRA trust transfer slip and fall Do Not Resuscitate Crystal Lake car accident lawyer overtime violations Barrington employment attorney Chicago lawyer Chicago attorney Crystal Lake tax lawyer Deer Park criminal attorney texting while driving motorcycle accident in terrorem provision severance agreements medical marijuana sexual harassment unpaid overtime Palatine employment attorney Fourth of July murder defense civil litigation Palatine workers compensation lawyer Illinois tax attorney underage DUI Inverness estate planning lawyer Rolling Meadows traffic law firm insurance claim motorcycle accident lawyer license suspension Retaliatory Discharge Illinois car accident attorney Rolling Meadows Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer Self-Directed IRA Accounts employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Schaumburg construction accident lawyer Illinois Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney employees Barrington estate planning attorney Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys disability benefits Arlington Heights real estate lawyer Palatine traffic accidents revenge porn wrongful termination subcontractor trucking accident lawyers Illinois traffic laws taxes Palatine corporate attorney traffic offenses Deer Park DUI lawyer spinal cord injuries Chicago insurance claim attorneys Illinois employment law

Archive